Somerset, PA

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Somerset profile

Living in Somerset

Somerset is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,901 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 218th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somerset is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in healthcare (9.44%), office and administrative support (9.15%), and sales jobs (8.43%).

One of the benefits of Somerset is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Somerset citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.13% of adults in Somerset have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $29,531, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,124 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.